Made to Rest

Made to Rest

“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.” – Psalm 63:7 Did you know you were created to rest and relax? Just like your body is designed to need food and water in order to survive, your flesh and your spirit also need tranquility in order to be healthy and thrive, both physically and spiritually.  I remember once, before Hannah and I had kids, we were involved in youth ministry and we had a student all-nighter at the church. So, along with a hundred other teenagers, we stayed awake through the night and finally got home around 7 a.m. the next day. We were asleep for only about half an hour when we heard pounding on the roof of our house. To our dismay, we realized we had forgotten that our landlord had scheduled a roof repair that morning. Disgruntled and groggy, we made our

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Made to Rest

“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.”  – Psalm 63:7 Did you know that you were created to rest and relax? Just like your body is designed to need food and water in order to survive, your flesh and your spirit also need tranquility in order to be healthy and thrive physically and spiritually. Need an example of this? Think about the last time you were awake all night. Whether worried about something that kept you tossing and turning or intentionally not sleeping due to studying or other activities, I can almost guarantee that you felt the impact of being short on sleep the next day.  I remember once before Hannah and I had kids, we were involved in youth ministry and we had a student all-nighter at the church. Along with a hundred other sugar-hyped, hormonal teenagers, we stayed awake through the night

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